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Benefit Fund at a Glance – January 2018

Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse, the Polar Vortex, SnOMG! But with really big snow storms – and even everyday, run-of-the-mill snowfalls – comes a risk of death by shoveling. Nationwide, snow shoveling is responsible for thousands of injuries and as many as 100 deaths each year.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – December 2017

What should I do with my biometrics results? That is a GREAT question! Now that the 2017 biometrics program has closed, it is the perfect time to take a look at what your lab work and health assessment results showed you. With the new year just around the corner, it’s a great time to start planning how you will make improvements in your well being for 2018.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – November 2017

Healthy Holiday Eating – Tips to stay on track; The time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day can be a challenge to your sense of well-being. Planning ahead can help you create a peaceful holiday season. You can control the feeding frenzy that accompanies the holidays by planning ahead.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – October 2017

More and more of our home devices – including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms – are now connected to the Internet. This enables us to control our devices on our smartphones, no matter our location, which can in turn save us time and money while providing convenience and even safety. These advances in technology are innovative and intriguing; however, they also pose a new set of security risks. The Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign encourages you to follow these simple steps to secure your connected devices.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – September 2017

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.  More than 230,000 men will be told they have prostate cancer this year. It is the 2nd most common cancer in men in the US. About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed in his lifetime…

Benefit Fund at a Glance – August 2017

If you would like to schedule a donation for August 18th, please visit and enter the sponsor code: District 1199c to schedule an appointment or walk in the day of the blood drive. Limited slots available so schedule TODAY! For questions, please contact Megan Smith at (215) 735-5720.

Benefit Fund at a Glance – July 2017

We hosted our 4th Annual Benefit Fund Health Fair on June 24th and we had a lot of families turn out for the event.  Cooking demos, health information, photos, Zumba, massages and more—we can’t wait for next year!

What do I do…in a medical emergency? Go to the ER or urgent care?

When you’re hit with a sudden illness or serious injury, you need to make a choice: Head to an urgent care center or the emergency room? The right decision can save you time and money. Of the patients who visit urgent care, 90% are out in less than an hour. The ER, on the other hand, is better equipped to handle severe injuries and the symptoms of heart attack or stroke.

But as many as one in four ER visits could be handled at urgent care. So when is it better to visit urgent care? Here’s a short video to explain.


6th Annual Biometric Screening Program Kickoff

2017 Annual Biometrics Screening
June 1 – October 31st, 2017


2015 Biometrics ProgramIt’s that time of year again! The Benefit Fund has sent out the member communication regarding this year’s biometrics program requirements. By now, you should have received a mailing to your home with all the details about this year’s program. The process is the same as last year and you have from now through October 31st, 2017 (FIVE MONTHS) to complete the bloodwork and online survey.

If you have questions about the process or need assistance, feel free to contact the Benefit Fund, at 215-735-5720 and we can answer your questions. Please share the information with co-workers to make sure everyone is aware the program is NOW OPEN.

Reminder – If you are a NEW Aetna member and your medical benefits began AFTER April 1st,2017, you are not required to complete the requirement this year.

If you have not received the mailing, contact the Benefit Fund asap because your mailing address may be incorrect.

2017 Biometrics Program

6th Annual Biometric Screening Program Kickoff

Benefit Fund at a Glance – June 2017

It’s time for the 2017 biometric screening and Health Assessment program. Aetna’s Health Assessment and Blueprint for Wellness must be completed by October 31, 2017

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